Mourning Doves: Thorn Baby and Proud Mother by paintingsheep

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The mother Mourning Dove appears to be proud of her little one. She now stands in the thorns..having given the nest to the baby. I could only see one..looking healthy and alert.
Note: Two days later I the second one became visible…photo is also in this portfolio.

Dedicated to mothers everywhere..

Imperial Beach, California

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zenaida
Species: Z. macroura

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  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture indeed Gena , Like this lots ! , Trev

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Just excellent,..

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    OMG! What focus, clarity, crispness, what a stunning natural nature capture!!!!!!
    The Best……Laura

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    as usual 2 good

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 4 years ago

    Soooooo beautiful!!!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Gena. I hope the mom isn’t getting any thorns stuck in her! What a good mom!

  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10about 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Gena!!!

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